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New York Times, Thursday, June 10, 2021

Refuse to pick up the bill?

NOTE: This is the syndication date. The puzzle was published in the New York Times on Thursday, May 6, 2021.
Author:
Ed Sessa
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Edward Sessa

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Sessa. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Edward Sessa notes:
After finally finding four entries that could be split to form a new "red" phrase, the challenge for me was to fit the "L-shaped" ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Been a while since we had our last "turning" puzzle. A few years ago, Will Shortz put out a moratorium on them since they had become ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times5/6/21 ( No. 26,112 )
Across
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"How to Be an Anti-___" (best-selling book of 2020) : RACIST
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Big kahuna : VIP
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Way up to go downhill : TBAR
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Totally original : ALLNEW
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Bird that's the source of Kalaya oil : EMU
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Dance sometimes done to klezmer music : HORA
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Play-by-play job? : STAGEACTOR
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A little cracked : AJAR
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Spanish for "weight" : PESO
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Presidential nickname of the 19th century : HONESTABE
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Kansas or Kentucky, politically : REDSTATE
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Cap'n's mate : BOSN
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Details, details : SPECS
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Certain Miller beers : REDDOGS
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Gear tooth : COG
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Soaks up a lot of sun : BAKES
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Improv comic's forte : ADLIB
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Chicago-style pizza chain, familiarly : UNOS
40
Big Ten nickname : TERPS
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Architectural style of Nebraska's capitol building, informally : DECO
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Rhetoric for the political base, figuratively : REDMEAT
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Warning sign : REDFLAG
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Word with high or dive : SKY
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"Cómo ___?" : ESTAS
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Follower of "Too bad," in an expression of mock pity : SOSAD
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Gomer Pyle's outfit: Abbr. : USMC
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Low humming sounds : THRUMS
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"Stay calm" : DONTPANIC
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Stand-up comedian Bargatze : NATE
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"___ Am Telling You" (song from "Dreamgirls") : ANDI
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Traffic go-ahead that should be followed four times in this puzzle : RIGHTONRED
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Dance done to fiddle music : REEL
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Director Lee : ANG
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No longer under wraps? : OPENED
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Lagerfeld of fashion : KARL
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___ leaf (stew additive) : BAY
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Over a large area : WIDELY
Down
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File type : RASP
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Drunkenness or hypnosis : ALTEREDSTATE
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It may be dismissed : CLASS
4
Some metal castings : INGOTS
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"Get it?" : SEE
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Onetime United competitor : TWA
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Refuse to pick up the bill? : VETO
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"That's my cue!" : IMON
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Poodles, but not schnoodles or doodles : PUREBREDDOGS
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"How strange ..." : THATSODD
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Nickname for tap-dancing legend Bill Robinson : BOJANGLES
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___ League : ARAB
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Unusual : RARE
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Something waved when a race is won : CHECKEREDFLAG
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Common mixer : SODA
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P.D. alert : APB
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Udder end : TEAT
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Lord's laborers : SERFS
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Warped, as a sense of humor : SICK
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Pancetta or prosciutto : CUREDMEAT
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"My treat!" : ONME
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Becomes insolvent : GOESUNDER
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Inkblot, e.g. : SPLOTCH
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Early man? : BOY
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Behaved for a haircut, say : SATSTILL
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Glazier's frame : SASH
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Pack down : TAMP
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Long-bodied fish : GAR
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Bug that inspired Poe's "The Gold-Bug" : SCARAB
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Persistently demanded payment from : DUNNED
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French river in W.W. I fighting : MARNE
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Metaphor for strength : STEEL
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Like yin but not yang : DARK
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Suited to serve : ONEA
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Simone known as the "High Priestess of Soul" : NINA
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Punk's Pop : IGGY
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Water whirl : EDDY
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AAA offering : TOW
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Nail polish brand with a Bubble Bath shade : OPI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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